Author: Malcolm Kenward

BBC Politics South East visits Balcombe

BBC Politics South East visits Balcombe

BBC iPlayer – Politics South East – 22/01/2023 REPOWERBalcombe again features on a major TV channel, as BBC South East Politics visits us for an update on our achievements, almost 10 years after the huge demonstrations against fossil fuel explorations at Lower Stumble, which inspired 

Repower Balcombe on Channel 4 News

Repower Balcombe on Channel 4 News

Can local communities make a difference in the transition to net zero? By Emily Wither The government has said that it wants local communities to take ‘bold action’ to help the country meet its climate change targets. But how much difference can they really make 

Repower Balcombe supports Ascension Food Larder

Repower Balcombe supports Ascension Food Larder

Back in November 2022, we heard about a new Food Larder being set up in Haywards Heath, at The Ascension Church, scheduled to open in December. With our next quarterly meeting not due until January 2023 we had to act fast. The Church rapidly completed 

Repower Balcombe grant lights up St Mary’s Church

Repower Balcombe grant lights up St Mary’s Church

As we approach the winter months, St Mary’s Church is so grateful to Repower Balcombe for the generous £2,368.45 grant donation that was given in August 2022. The church will see the benefits particularly around the lychgate area and the steps leading out to the 

LED Lights for Balcombe Parish Room

LED Lights for Balcombe Parish Room

Whilst restrictions on social contact related to Covid were in place, we decided to focus on simplifying our Community Fund application process. Once launched on our website we were delighted when the Balcombe Parish Room management committee approached us for help in completing their conversion 

AGM at Balcombe 9th April 2022

AGM at Balcombe 9th April 2022

We are currently planning this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 11:00am on Saturday 9th April 2022 at the Bramble Hall, Bramble Hill, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6HR.  Refreshments will be available from 10:30am, subject to Covid.  If it manages to go ahead, 

Dissertation on Repower Balcombe

Dissertation on Repower Balcombe

ABSTRACT The UK’s acknowledgement of the global climate crisis has been manifested through a legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors. Residential emissions, particularly heating and transport, have proven very challenging to decarbonise under the current energy framework in 

Balcombe Fete 2021

Balcombe Fete 2021

Many thanks to everyone who visited our stand. We always welcome the opportunity to talk about the Co-Operative, our history, our achievements to-date and how people can help by becoming a REPOWERBalcombe shareholder.

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrid’s

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrid’s

Addressing climate change is not limited to reducing our dependence on burning fossil fuels for energy by replacing them with renewable energy. We can also help by recycling. We are pleased to report that, with a grant of £1,247 from our Community Fund, we donated 

Annual Generation 2020

Annual Generation 2020

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020. The chart and the spreadsheet below are based on figures to be published